mica-free, titanium dioxide free, nano-free, pfas-free, magnesium stearate free, microcrystalline cellulose free, silica-free, water-free, formulas made fresh upon order…
i use only the freshest, unrefined plant oils on earth. My concoctions are slowly blended by hand and without heat. I add healing terpenes + soursop + shilajit + zeolite + other unique, skin-loving ingredients. I can also leave anything out if you are sensitive to it. No animals are harmed in the making of my handcrafted products…
When I started creating my own makeup formulas in 2002, I discovered that most plant oils on the market are not even real. Even worse, makeup and skincare lines do not have to be transparent about where the olive oil or avocado oil they use in their makeup is sourced. It is also questionable how long the product has been sitting in a humid warehouse and exposed to harsh lights. If they use a third party manufacturer, they likely know very little about the quality and source of their ingredients. The rancid smell of the mystery oils can be hidden by perfumes and essential oils. When a customer reacts to the chemically processed mystery oils in their product, they are then told by a professional that they are likely allergic to coconut oil or olive oil when their product is actually devoid of anything resembling a natural plant oil. Another common cosmetic ingredient is water or ‘aqua’ but the quality and source of the water are often a mystery also, even when it is listed as the first ingredient.
haut, meaning ‘skin’ in german, is canadian-crafted and family owned and operated. my ingredients are locally grown if and when available and ethically sourced, chilled to perfection and blended up fresh before being shipped directly to your doorstep. i started creating custom natural products for family and friends in 2004 and things just grew from there. being that our skin has its own microbiome, it makes sense to use only the freshest and most nourishing and nurturing ingredients on it.
My purpose is to provide unheated, non GMO, pure organically grown, whole food ingredients. That means paying more to the grower in some cases and selling lower to the consumer in most cases. To do this I go to the source. There I learn how the food is grown and processed to ensure it is living food, farmed ethically and sustainably. Most products are shipped directly from the producer to me.
These whole food ingredients are what I prefer to use but many of them just aren’t to be found in stores, so it’s symbiotic. Many foods that are called raw in stores are not. Some are dried at very high temperatures, some nuts are heated for shelling and often they are over heated by the sun while at sea in the shipping containers to over 170F. None of my whole food and whole herb ingredients contain additives.
I am helping others as well as myself acquire the freshest and the most truly raw ingredients I can find. Quality doesn’t need to be higher priced. I use only the highest quality whole food and whole herb ingredients and now also offer those same ingredients to you. They have been grown in an earth-friendly and people-friendly way. Growing up on a farm has allowed me to appreciate what my suppliers do to provide such high quality food grade ingredients.